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what they bring to there seniors today. i want to thank scott and david and the whole team from comcast. i want to thank the community departments on aging who helped us connect people to the internet. i fs thinking today how important education was to dr. davis. learning something new. you are never too old to learn something and when you get a computer and you get to see the whole world at your feet, you can learn something new every day. we are really excited about this opportunity and i know he would be thrilled. he would also be thrilled because his herey jackie jorner kersee is here and he was a track fanatic. he is beyond thrilled to see her here today. i want to thank everybody who came today. we will curve lunch quitely so we can get on with the program and i get to
introduce one of the best friends to seniors you can have and that is our mayor, mayor ed lee, who believe me, between him and i we worked our magic to make the building. he is constantly listening and trying to adapt and improve service for seniors. he supports for opposition i to get more money for senior service and a true frn to seniors, so without further introduction i want to thank you mayor lee for coming on out. [applause] >> isn't cathy wonderful? thank you cathy davis for your leadership! it is great to be here along with supervisor mu alia cohen. how did you enjoy the olympics? wasn't that great? we have in my opinion one of the best role models
national spokes person jackie joining joyner-kersee is with us. did you bring the metal? 14 of you got? i don't know how many, but it is double digits or up there. i wanted to wear one and take a picture. we'll do that with the warriors, right? the warriorwise the gold metals, we will do that. i'm happy to see david cohen from comcast again. david and i see each other a lot at u.s. conference of mayors where he talked to mayors across the country how corporate partnerships can help making sure the cities are more equitable and not producing the gaps even though all our cities
like san francisco want to be leaders the internet, leaders of technology and innovation but there is something always challenging us here and it is called the digital divide. everybody knows what that word is? digital divide is folks that don't get all that technology apperates and all the training to go with it and we don't want our communities to be divide in that way and that is why comcast for the last 5 years has created this wonderful program not just on their own, they created the partnerships that go along with the program called, internet essentials and this is where the community becomes invaluable because you have agencies like self help for the elderly, george w davis senior center, community living campaign, you got the community
technology network and you got department of aging and adult services all working and collaborating together to make sure there is no digital divide. because as important as it is for a city to be modern and have all this technology and we have wifion market street that is free and 33 parks that are wifi, that won't reach everybody. i got to get folks that live in public howing and senior housing, all over the city connected up because what we learned over the years is that particularly for our seniors, is that if you feel isolated, if you are not connecting with families and friend you have known thoferb years, if you can't go to neighborhood public libraries and get access or you don't have access to our community colleges, that isolation will work against us. that is why we wanted to be here today at this george davis
center because the modern senior centers are the ones all connected up and we want to have that as part of our dna and senior centers across the city and all the different programs we have and that is why i ina big supporter of proposition i as well because dignity is making sure you goat get your fair share the cities budget, right? yes. i want to be here today celebrating the community partnerships that comcast helped us support and we are doing it also from city government because sf connected is our program that linked up our department of aging and adult services and they also with formation like comcast and others create adfoundation in which the internet essentials can be supportive and successful and in fact, when comcast launched this about a year ago, it focused on seniors they chose san francisco as one
of the launching pads and it is my understanding given the foundation we created, we are one of the best performing internet essential successs for our seniors in all of the country. give yourselves a really good applause there. in fact, i'm looking over at the computers, they look so nice. you better keep you eye open because i may grab one of those when i come off the stage because these computers that link up and hook up the affordsability which is a great part of the digital divide that sometimes people say technology is out of our-reach because it isn't affordable. internet essentials makes that gap happen. it is kind of like having free muni for seniors. isn't that helpful? yeahx you get on that bus. we spend
millionoffs dollars on a network we ought to help those that cannot afford to get on there use it. we will have more housing in our city. how like more housing like gw davis housing here? 120 units. the computers are much more essential these days and that is why it is important we embrace this opportunity. the other thing that i think has been really exciting particularly for jackie jorner and dave cohen and compast is that they are workwalk working with hud to make sure all our low-income residents regardless of age get access to the internet in an affordable and very solid way. i already learned that our public housing residents section 8 residents will also be reached with this internet essentials. this will be critical because hud is supposed to promise not just
the housing but it isn't always about just the brick and mortar and know folks in the room know that. it is about healthy meals and being connected up and having programs you can interrelate with and if youment to dance and sing and just have friends, that is what connectivity is about. it isn't just the housing, it is all the other things that make the quality of life valuable to all of us and this is what i joined are sfr visor cohen on that we want the whole package for our seniors and low-income youth z low-income residents to be connected up, to have good job jz connected with families and make sure there is no digital divide in our city. are you with me on that? alright. you heard it all from me already but we'll continue working. i have more housing to build and more people to be connected up and more programs
>> alright folks, mayor lee thank you very much. thank you for your leadership and lifting up the community. thank you for inspiring so many pictures that will go on social media and as soon as everyone is hooked uch up we will start trending. mayor lee used the same words as cathy davis and talked about partner ships and the fact partnerships work
because there are so many actors whether it is governments, non-profit groups, educators, it all works toorkt to create the product. but how did we get here? who had the vision? we are fortunate to have joining us all the way from comcast corporal offices, the individual who recognized the issue of the digital divide needed to be addressed. he took it apoun himself to do his part and have comcast do his part and breed a culture with employee tooz do their part. he developed the vision and took the lead creating internet essentials which is now 5 years in go tg into 6th year. this had such a profound impact on so many families mptd the visionary internet essentials, the senior executive vise president and chief diversity officer, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, david cohen.
[applause] >> i'm glad you went after the mayor because the microphone is at my height now. thanks very much everyone and good morning and welcome and thanks for having us here today and interfering a little in your day. it is wonderful for me to be back in san francisco. i have done 4 internet essential events with your mayor in the last 5 years and today i want to especially thank cathy davis for hosting us here today. i like coming to this place because you can tell cethy is not quite sherbet her level of enthusiasm to this facility. not really. it is fantastic to hear your enthuse amp and what a incredible facility you have here. cathy worked through mayor administrations to make
this a facility a realty and i want to congratulate you, you have done a fantastic job. [applause], so this is noted, we started this internet essentials program 5 years goy in 2011 and over that 5 year period of time we and it isn't just we comcast, it is comcast, the non-profit partners and governmental partners, the library partners and school district partners have been able to connect 750,000 families or 3 million low-income americans to the internet, most of them for the first time in their lives. that is a major accomplishment and it is by far the largest number of sign ups in any broadband adoption program by any private or public sector program. we are in california
and the third year in a row california is the number 1 state for internet essentials connections. we have-worth a hand. california we connected all most a half million low-income residents of this state to the internet and here in the bay area between oakland and san francisco all most 40,000 low-income resident in the bay area. so,-[applause] so, a year ago i came to san francisco and we announced the launch of a pilot to extend internet essentials eligibility which was originally tied to families with school age children eligible to participate in the national school lunch program to low-income senior population. this is one of 5 cities in america. i never like correcting mayors, it is bad
form butd on this correction mayy will be happy. san francisco isn't one of the best performing cities in the low-income senior pilot, it is the best performing city. [applause] so rsh we have been able to sign up 2 thousand low-income seniors in the city in the past 11 months and it is beginning to have a major impact in san francisco senior population. again, as with classic internet essentials, this would not happen without a real partnership between the mayor and the city and non-profits and infrastructure created around the senior population in san francisco. so, because i think a video is saying the picture is worth a thousand words of video, maybe
worth a million words. we prepared a short video to show the impact of the senior pilot right here in san francisco, so let's run that video. >> my son gave me the [inaudible] about 2 to 3 weeks ago and it is [inaudible] >> today we do everything with internet. we don't know the internet it is hard to connect with the world. learning computer skills we feel more confudent. squee have a ways to go but narrowing the digital divide among ethnic groups and [inaudible] >> when comcast announced there is a [inaudible] a lot of seniors [inaudible] then quh come to the classes to learn. >> i learn a lot and not only
from the computer but learned thew use my i pad. >> i want to learn more because it is interesting and i want to [inaudible] >> i think combination of not understanding the rel vens and largely fear caused some people to be reluctant to go on line. our goal is to help people understand they can go on line, not with absolute safety but relative safety and take advantage of all this great technology. >> i go on pintrist and when i finish a project i share it with my friend. >> each class is its own social network. we see the [inaudible] go for lunch afterwards. >> our age it is really important. we cannot just sit at home and [inaudible] >> it is a joy to us seniors have when they are connected, when they look forward to each
day, look forward to connecting with friends and look forward to learning something new every day. >> [applause] >> as the mayor said, we are also announcing another significant expansion of the internet essentials program that started with families with children eligible for the national school lunch program. san francisco expanded that to low-income senior jz now we are also expanning to all seniors who receive hud housing assistance. people in hud housing receive section 8 certificates or other forms of hud housing assistance. whether you have children or whether you are a senior, if you receive hud housing assistance you will be eligible for internet essentials. nationally that is another 2 million homes eligible in the
bay area. it is all most 40,000 additional homes eligible for this program between oakland and san francisco and california the number one state in the country in terms of eligible hud housing assisted families with 190,000 families now eligible to participate in internet essentials. so, there is no better way to understand the impact of this than to look at the life of one person and mr. putranko in san francisco is one of the first seniors to sign frup the pilot program and he was good enough to let us follow him around for a day and do a short video about his life and the difference internet essentials has made to him. so, let's roll our second video. >> i was born in south ukraine. my mother and father had to
work, so all day i was alone. all day sit in side [inaudible] there is a lot i see [inaudible] i learned about internet essentials and [inaudible] looking for information on line. the internet is very important for communication. i can connect with my friends and students. they talk about that and [inaudible] it is very good for me. my sons are always asking me, what are you working on? are you [inaudible] i like to post pictures of my
paintings and my life on line so [inaudible] so they can show people what their father does. i don't need much anymore. what i would like is a high quality life. this is very important to me now. my youngest son is a opera singer and he goes all over the world. i don't get to see him perform. now i can watch his concert on line and i [inaudible] [applause] >> so, it is stories like that that inspire all of us at comcast and all our non-profit partners who want to make the program more successful and make sure every senior in san francisco, every low-income
senior in the country has access to the internet and enjoys life the way mr. putrarngo is doing so. the other purpose being here today, is to announce that we are giving $200 thousand in grants to bay area non-profits to keep building on the success we had over the past year. so, here in san francisco we will extend grants to our existing senior pilot partners, seft self help for the elderly, community libing campaign and technology network so they do the good work they have been able to engage in. we will give a new series of grants to partners in neighborhoods throughout the city to expand awareness around our recent expansion of internet essentials to public housing and these groups include bayview senior services, chinatown community development center, the felten institute and the mission
housing development corporation. so, congratulations to all of those organizations and thank you for our partnership. [applause] i have one last announcement. one last substantive announcement and one last introduction. my announcement is one that should be of interest to everyone in the room. so, show of hands-i know you are all moving into your new units of g dairfbs center, how many are living or moving into units here? most of the room. now embarrassment to this, but how many of you have computers now in your units? laptop or desktop. only a few. all most none. let me tell you what we will do here today, in about a hour the answer to
that question is going to have every hands in the room go up because when we leave here today all these computers you see behind here, comcast is donating a free computer to every resident of the george w davis senior center. [applause] we want to make sure you are have all the tools to make this place live and hum to the vision that was designed into this building and we will do our best to bring the internet to all of you. i saw a few people here who were not libing here and we want to take care of you too so we will have a raffle for people who don't live at this center, if you sign up for internet essential we will have a raffle that gives free computers to those
people as well because our commitment is getting every senior in the community connected to the internet. thank you for being such a good audience and you will go home nicely rewarded which is our goal coming and impinging on your time. cathy davis will explain the way this works at the end of the program so stay with us until we get through the rest the program. my last responsibility here is a pleasant responsibility. the mayor said, we have announced jackie joyner-kersee is the national spokes person for internet essentials. gicy jackie is a extraordinary person. she is a 6 time olympic medal winner. need a lot of applause here. she performed in 4 olympics and the first african american woman to
win the gold medal in the long jump in the olympics. she is the first and only woman to win the pathd [inaudible] in two conseck tev olympics. thee is the world record holder in the [inaudible] and espn call said her one of the 50 greatest athletes of all times. [applause] you'll hear in a second in a video a sports caster roughering to jackie joyner as a tough woman. she accomplished all that with falife long bad batal with as asthma. imagine the success she had even though thee battles asthma. she is a amazing woman. as a executive
with comcast, nbc and universal and own the olympics between now and 2032, i'm blown away by her olympics accomplishments and accomplishments as a human being. born and raised in east saint lewis. the community center that kept that community going closed as a young person and when she had all that success at ucla squu lumpics she could have gone anywhere and done anything but she decided to go back to east saint lewis to go back to her home town community and created a foundation and opened her own community center in east saint lewis which she supports and runs today. [applause] and her passion and commitment to making the lives of young people and seniors in east
saint lewis literally makes her a hero. i can't gee prouder to be associated with jackie joyner-kersee. before i bring her up i want to show a video that will get you in the mood to hear from jackie so let's role the last video. >> jackie joyner-kersee [inaudible] greatest female athlete. standing with the worlds greatest. the reining queen of track and field. the opening of the [inaudible] jackie joyner-kersee. gold medal. the greatest we have ever seen. [inaudible] jackie
joyner-kersee comes to the finish line. [inaudible] nobody had ever successfully defended a gold medal until now. [inaudible] she is the toughest ladesy i have seen, there is no end to jackie joyner-kersee. [inaudible] another record for jackie joyner-kersee. [inaudible] jackie joyner-kersee is the first lady of track and field. [applause] >> please welcome our internet
essentials spokesperson, jackie joyner-kersee. >> thank you. thank you so very much. i truly appreciate it. it is just really-when i walked through the door and i was greeted with so many of you and you know, it just really did my heart well because i grew up in a community similar to yours and i understand the importance of what it feels like to be in a community that is underserved or people overlook you or don't think you deserb this and i'm so humble to be the national spokesperson for internet essentials and grateful to comcast. and as i watched the video and listen to
the music it said just like fire, just like the magic, access to the internet is just like fire and you will see the magic that it will make in your lives and it is each and ever one of you deserve to have access because that is what we all want is access. as a olympic athlete growing up in east saint lewis not knowing i had the ability or potential to one day become that olympic athletes but it was someone and group of individuals who saw the potential i did knonet i had and that is what we are doing for you here at the george davis scepter because we see the potential and don't want you to be denied. we want you to connect to the great grandbabies so you can see
them. i thank comcast and thank each and ever one of you because you can stay connected through the internet. you deserve to have access, you deserve to have what i say gods blessing to all of us. so remember, just like the magic, just like the fire, you have the power to turn it on because you are the magic and you will be the fire. thank you. [applause] >> wow. can i just say what everyone in the room is thinking now. we have sitting in the same room with jackie joyner-kersee and you know what? unlike mayor lee we don't want to touch your medals we just want acephaly self iy.
thank you for the thoughtful response and congratulations on your role for internet essentials the official spokesperson. thank you for using the platform. there are so many people that achieved fame and success whether it is athletics or any other areas of life and they don't utilize and try to effect change in the communities they grow up in and other communities and effect peoples live jz you are embodiment of someone who takes that and maximizes it for all it is wurkt. worth. thank you so much for doing that. [applause]. i think we also say that we grew up watching you. we saw you break records. we saw you break barriers. grant i may have been like 6 at the time and you guys 30's or so, but thank you. thank you
for doing that. let's point out right now that this is just a role that will left people up and that is the idea and why you are here. thank you. a new definition to high-speed internet by the way i should add, for sure. now we talk about another champion for seniors, the bay areas very own larry mags who is a journalist for kcbs but president and ceo of correct safely.org. join me in welcoming larry magis. >> talk about a hard act to follow. that was inspirational and incredibly humble to be in the same presence as jackie and david and all of you. um, all of you. so, i am ceo of connect safely and some may
hear me talking about technology or perhaps the radio network in the morning talking about technology and it is a great privilege to be able to bring technology into the lives of people in the bay area and around the country. i work with cbs news and san jose mercury news. i started this organization around 2005, cofounded the organization during the period when my space was coming. you remember my space? not very big anymore but it was big for a while. when my space came around everyone was scared. politicians and media and parent were scared because people are posting things on line and people were nervous and rather than cower to fear we got together with colleagues from comcast and google and face book and attorney general and president obama
administration and worked to make sure people are educated to use the technology safely and appropriately and that is exactly what happened whether it is my space and now face book or comcast internet service, by knowing the rules of the road you can use the technology safely. i know you are all getting computers, if anyone is wurbdy worried we have a booklet called the seniors guide to on line safety. i can never guarantee 100 percent safety any time in life whether on the internet or in a car or airplane walking down the street, lying in bed, one can never say nothing can go wrong, that is life. we have all been around the block. but what i can say is you can madgeen manage the risks. if you are careful about what you post and put on your critical thinking skill said and use the wisdom you gained in most cases
through many decades of life and apply that to the internet then you will have a great time and nothing will go wrong, probably. in all probability. i also want to point out we patronize seniors because let's face it, our generation and your generation invented the technology. steve wazneck built the apple computer. the baby boomers and pre-baby boomers built thish technology so take advantage of it. with the nrbt net there is so much we can do whether banchging or shopping or access to health care. when i go to the the doctor by the time i get home my bled tests are on line and if i have a question i can send a message to by
doctor. i don't have to pay the copay. i don't know how many here are effected by this but bet there are some. on lineidating e dating is not just for teens and 20 year olds. some of you probably know that. a lot of senior citizens are out there meeting people on line and on line dating is terrific. i have a neighborhood in her 70 's that just met her partner on the internet so it is real and something we can take advantage of. not all, my wife is here. everybody i know about on line dating was told to me. it is a powerful tool. socializing and meeting new friends and keeping in touch with old friends.
taking advantage of service like face time to have video conversations with kids and families. how many like to travel? yep. you can get information and lower cost fairs on line. t anywhere you want to go. go to you tube and search for your destination and someone posted a travel video and you get great trips. i go on you tube to change a toilet seat. i don't have a clue. i may be good at technology but put a wrench in my hand and i'm lost. those resources are out there. all the resources from the government, medicare, social security, housing information, transportation, clipper card, anything you need from the government whether it is to find government or mayor lee in san francisco or the fine government of the united
states t is available and there is no reason not to take advantage. you paid for it, take advantage of that great free government information. some of you folks are probably interested making a little money. there is on line-i won't say go on line and make a fortune but there are people finding work on line and doing crafts on line, selling things. it is a amazing opportunity. so many things on e bay. there is plenty of opportunity for anyone who wants to explore. we know the internet has phenomenal opportunity and the are risks like any good thing. there is nothing in life. fire cookathize food but can burn down the house. most of the time it is positive thing. there are risks and we don't sugar coat anything. the seniors guide it on line safety we talk how to maintain and protect your privacy. you have right tooz control who has access to your information.
nobody besides you has the right to control that. we talk how to do that. crams, unfochinately there are those who prey on all of us, young and old, everybody. there are criminals who want to take their money, whether they say they are from microsoft kw want access to your computer? anybody get a call from the irs. if the irs needs to get a hold of you they won't call you. they will knock on your door or write a letter. all these scam squz they are not only by phone, they are coming on line so we need to be savvy and avoid the scammers. think brf you post. connect safely start said as a service for the young people. the seniors guide is a first publication. the fact is think before you
post applies to everyone t. is easy to hit the send but squn say i wish i didabout say that. be kind and don't take abuse from anyone. it is really important that we realize that when we are on line we are us, our reputations are at stake just as i'm sure everyone in the room treats each other nicely and is polite around them. just because you are on a computer doesn't mean you are not still human being and the person on the other end isn't human being. cyberbullying isn't just for young people. young wem toon sexual harassment and young men, older folks to harassment. if anyone bothers you on line report it and deal with it because you have a right to go on line and be treated respectfully. we all have to be iweir aware of security tough password that are tough to guess and easy to remember. i'm so thrilled you
are all getting computers and looking forward to seeing you on line. i'm larry magen on facebook and @ larry magen on twitter, follow me and i'll follow you back. thank you and congratulations. [applause] >> larry thank you very much. thank you for be agchampion protecting the seniors rchlt we have a lot more people to consult with after the connect event coming up. at this point we like to be joined by a san franciscan leader who i'm sure you recognize and know very well. she works daily and tireerless on issues that impact the community and quality of life. she is your representative. let me welcome now at this point san francisco district 10 supervisor, malia cohen. [applause]. >> thank you very much. good afternoon everybody. how you
doing? you feeling full? how was the bb q? not bad? not good? let me know, i'll have a word with cathy in the back, we can fix that. you know, i think what is important here is recognize and often our narrative in the bayview hunters point is we are always left behind. i think jackie joyner-kersee nailed it when she talked about internet connection and excited for you because internet connection is about opening up a world that you may or may not be aware of. it is incredible. you know when the doctor gives you that prescription, and makes you -maybe it doesn't make you feel good, you can research the ingredients on the prescription. say you is a headache or stomach ache and remedys come up. here is something else you can also do, face time your grand children
or great grand children rchlt the kids away in college. it is a way to stay connected and very important we not leave anyone behinds so today you get free computers but we need to bring you classes on how to work the computers. right? so we will make sure you we give you the tools and impact the knowledge and wisdom and most importantly how to do it safely so you idaentty isn't stolen and are able to connect can friends and families in the bay area and those in other parts the cuntsry. what is also poncht is we in the bayview hunters point we are the northern neighbor to silicon valley and you hear a rot about technology, right? technology is not leaving anybody behind, that is is why today is so important and grateful i
comcast and internet essentials to make sure everyone stays connected. your livelihood and health of you and family are all connected on the interet. you can do all types of sunchs and if you have a complaint you can always write your supervisors. if you have a councilman you can-if you have a compliment you can write too. it is important we [inaudible] the digital gap. the internet is essential for participation in the econ omy and our community so when you know people look frg housing, you may know grandschild looking for a job, everything is driven on the internet. that young person can come connect with you. in san francisco is the epicenter of technology and disproportionate access to internet. comcast pledged to connect not only the go george
senior center but people in public housing and section 8 vouchers. that is a critical opponent and want to thank mr. cohen had for bringing that and scott adams and the internet essentials team. seniors help build the city. proposition i, dignity funds, that allows seniors and people with disabilities the ability to live in their house so we have money available to you when you need it. so no longer feeling vulnerable and fear of evictions, no longer fear of displacement. that is what this is about. that is the movement that san francisco is moving in the direction of, taking care of those that stood before us and paid their debt so as a daughter and granddaughter iant to say thank you that fought that fought that allowed me to be here and be your supervisor. i'm grateful. thank you.
[applause] so, i'm proud to deliver this milestone and don't sleep now that we are connected. now there are many opportunities to stay corrected and share information. be sure to take advantage of the computer classes we will bring right here in this very facility. i love you all, i hope you have a wonderful rest the week, thank you very much for your time and consideration. [applause] >> supervisor cohen, thank you very much. they can e-mail you as well after todays event? perfect. i saw a lot of nodding heads as you mentioned the fact that-thank you for those remarks and everyone here david mentioned we have boxes of computers to give away and it is time now to get started
and hooked up and familiar with the skills you need so cathy davis i'll set it back to you for that part the connect event. >> i want to give a final thanks to comcast and our friends, david, scott, lor enaall the ambassadors and all the people in the white shirts. i saw linda creighton over here. this is so great to see her. she is dr. davis were good friends. just want to also acknowledge the building and that our community partners that built this building is mu cormic [inaudible] management is in the house right there, raise your hands. there is a saint lewis connection between these saint lewis and [inaudible] they helped build the building so proud to be partners with them and will make sure every senior gets their computer, but wait, we have to do more. first of all
i want to make sure everybody signs up for internet essentials that is eligible and can sign up for it. we did these applications, the pre-applications you signed up for earlier but you have to go and make a phone call to comcast to make them real. so you got to take your paper, go back to the people in the white shirts with the internet essentials and talk to them and they'll get you hooked up to internet essentials. so, if you are a resident in the building we'll make sure you get on internet essentials if you want to and if you want to get into the raffle and you are not a resident then you need to fill this out and sign up for comcast internet essentials. everybody clear about that? so i'm excited for the residents of the building. people ask how does this happen? i said i asked. i went to comcast and said i like to see some real technology for the seniors over here and they came through in
big time, so let's give them a big round of applause for helping us out in the community. they are great neighbors and partners so what we want to do now is play a little music. those that need to see the people with the white shirts and sign up for internet connections do that now. 145 if not earlier we will have the raffle and at 2 o'clock i think we are still on 2 a clock time we will sign up all the seniors in this building. if they didn't make it today let us know and we'll make sure they get their computers on another day but if you live in the building we'll sign you up after we get on internet essentials. thank you so much for coming out today. are we fired up and ready to go! we are-wait to you see us a year from now, we will be on line face booking the supersize visor and taking care of
everyone and their health care so let's make it happen. thank you. -------------------------------- - as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address
the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my
home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief
driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special.
>> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan.
>> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i
having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick
yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in
the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for the meeting will come to order. this is vision zero committee for thursday, september 15, 2016.